Who we are

We are 1180 Americans educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change.

Members of republicEn are conservatives, libertarians, and pragmatists of diverse political opinion. We stand together because we believe in American free enterprise. We believe that with a true level playing field, free enterprise can deliver the innovation to solve climate change. But America's climate policy needs to change. Change requires that conservative leaders step-up and lead.

Climate change is real and we believe it's our duty and our opportunity to reduce the risks. But to make a difference, we have to fight climate change with free enterprise instead of ineffective subsidies and regulations.

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Staff Support

The republicEn community is facilitated by the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, a 501(c)(3) educational effort based at George Mason University. Our team members and contact details are below.

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Bob Inglis

Executive Director

Bob Inglis was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before. He represented Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998, unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings in 1998, and then returned to the practice of commercial real estate law in Greenville, S.C. In 2004, he was re-elected to Congress and served until losing re-election in the South Carolina Republican primary of 2010.

In 2011, Inglis went full-time into promoting free enterprise action on climate change and launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”) at George Mason University in July 2012. E&EI is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, educational outreach that lives to demonstrate the power of accountable free enterprise. E&EI believes that climate change can be solved by eliminating all subsidies, including the implicit subsidy of the lack of accountability for emissions. By creating a level playing field in which all costs are transparently “in” on all fuels, E&EI believes that the free enterprise system will deliver innovation faster than government regulations could ever imagine.

E&EI supports an online community of energy optimists and climate realists at republicEn.org. You can say you’re “En” on free enterprise solutions to climate change at republicEn.org.

For his work on climate change Inglis was given the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. He appears in the film Merchants of Doubt and in the Showtime series YEARS of Living Dangerously (episodes 3 and 4), and he spoke at TEDxJacksonville (watch).

Inglis was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics in 2011, a Visiting Energy Fellow at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment in 2012, and a Resident Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics in 2014.

Inglis grew up in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, went to Duke University for college, met and married his college sweetheart, graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and practiced commercial real estate law in Greenville, S.C., before and between his years in Congress.

Bob and Mary Anne Inglis have five children (a son, 30, and four daughters, 27, 25, 21 and 19). They live on a small farm in northern Greenville County, South Carolina.

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Alex Bozmoski

Director of Strategy & Operations

Alex leads E&EI’s policy development and educational programming. Prior to joining E&EI at its inception in 2012, Bozmoski spent four years as an entrepreneur developing rural energy projects in East Africa as well as consulting on energy and climate policy for think tanks, consultancies, and a major development bank.

He has also worked on several federal and gubernatorial campaigns for GOP candidates. In his spare time, Bozmoski designs and teaches e-courses on energy policy and environmental economics for developing-country officials and practitioners.

He has a BA from Georgetown University (summa cum laude) and an MS from the University of Oxford.

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Price Atkinson

Director – Communications & Development

Price comes to us with than more than 13 years of experience in journalism and public relations. Most recently, he was deputy press secretary at America’s Health Insurance Plans, the national trade association for the health insurance industry, and before that worked six years as communications director for Rep. Bob Inglis in South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District office (2005-10).

Price is a 1997 graduate of the University of Kentucky, earning a B.A. in journalism. He was a three-year letter winner on the UK men’s swim team and currently serves on the national UK Alumni Association Board of Directors. In his spare time you’ll find him chasing his kids around the house, volunteering at church or cheering on his beloved Kentucky Wildcats or Atlanta Braves.

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Anthony Bustamante

State Director – Florida

Anthony Bustamante has nearly 10 years of experience in Florida politics. Anthony has worked on local, state and federal campaigns including Marco Rubio’s race for the U.S. Senate, for which he organized a statewide grassroots organization and voter-targeting plan. He also served as an advisor to Rick Perry for President.

Anthony was born in Miami and attended Florida International University where he earned his Bachelor in Political Science. He later received his Masters in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He is married to his wife, Jeri, of 10 years.

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Doug O’Brien

State Director - Illinois

Doug O’Brien is a public policy consultant who specializes in energy and health care issues. He served as Chief of Staff to US Representative Mark Kirk (R-IL) and at the US Department of Health and Human Services in the Bush Administration. His private sector experience includes heading public affairs advocacy for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company and consulting with corporate and non-profit clients on public policy issues and communications.

He also serves as Executive Director of the Illinois Clean Energy Coalition and is a former board director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. His work focuses on developing market-based solutions to policy challenges that will enhance quality of life strengthen communities. Doug and his wife are parents of young twins and the family enjoys sports, camping and movies.

Advisory Council

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Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University

Professor Adler is the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a Senior Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, a contributing editor toNational Review Online and a regular contributor to the popular legal blog, “The Volokh Conspiracy.” He is widely published and has authored or edited four books and over a dozen book chapters. He is the recipient of the Federalist Society’s Paul M. Bator Award and was in 2007 was found to be the most cited legal academic in environmental law under age 40. From 1991 to 2000, Professor Adler worked at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market research and advocacy group in Washington, D.C. He holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University and a J.D. summa cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law.
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Principal, Element VI Consulting

Mr. Bailey co-founded Element VI Consulting based out of McLean, Va., where he specializes in energy-related issues around the world. He has worked in the coal, oil and gas industry for more than 35 years, including the United Kingdom National Coal Board under Margaret Thatcher’s administration. In 1998, he came to the U.S. and worked on the Exxon-Mobil merger along with the company’s energy policy and climate issues, both domestically and internationally. In 2012, Bailey retired from ExxonMobil as its Climate Policy Manager. He graduated from Oxford University and teaches a Master’s course in global oil and gas studies at Georgetown University.
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Senior Fellow, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Mr. Crespin is a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation where he works to manage sustainable supply chains, build non-profit relationships and and respond to disasters. He is also president of Crespin Enterprises and heads business outreach for the US Global Leadership Coalition which works to engage Americans on the importance of America’s role in international development and diplomacy as key tools in growing exports and jobs at home. Previously, Mr. Crespin served as the Executive Director of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association and as President of SharedXpertise Media. He is a graduate of George Washington University and the Harvard School of Business.
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Senior Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, Exelon Corporation

Dominguez leads the development and implementation of federal, state and regional governmental, regulatory and public policy strategies for Exelon Corporation, one of the nation’s largest electric companies with approximately $23.5 billion in annual revenues. He was a partner in the law firm of White and Williams, L.L.P., before coming to Exelon as Associate General Counsel in 2002. He co-founded the Association of Latino Energy and Environmental Professionals (LEEP) and speaks regularly at national and regional industry trade conferences on a broad range of energy matters.
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Associate Professor and Director of the Climate Science Center - Texas Tech University

Dr. Hayhoe is an Associate Professor in the Public Administration program and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. Her research focuses on the future impacts of climate change on human activity and the environment. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and a 2009 book, A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions. She earned undergraduate degrees in physics and astronomy from the University of Toronto and a Master’s and Ph.D in atmospheric sciences from the University of Illinois.
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Editor, The New Atlantis

Mr. Keiper is Editor at The New Atlantis and a Fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center (EPPC).The New Atlantis is quarterly journal about the ethical, political, social, and policy implications of modern science and technology and jointly published by the EPPC and the Center for the Study of Technology and Society. He is also the editor of TheNewAtlantis.com and New Atlantis Booksseries. Mr. Keiper leads the EPPC’s Science, Technology, and Society program and previously worked on Capitol Hill, in various think tanks and in corporate lobbying. He graduated from American University with a degree in political science.
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Director, The Dole Institute of Politics, University of Kansas

Mr. Lacy is the Director of The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. Lacy joined the Dole Institute in 2004 and has established it as a highly-respected venue for bipartisan, philosophically-balanced political programming. He served in the Reagan Administration as Political Director. He has played a role in seven presidential campaigns and in a senior role for Senator Bob Dole’s (R-KS) 1988 and 1996 presidential campaigns. Mostly recently, he took a leave of absence in 2007 to manage the presidential campaign of former Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN).
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President and Co-founder, R Street Institute

Mr. Lehrer is the president and co-founder of R Street Institute, an independent, think tank supporting free markets, limited and effective government, and responsible environmental stewardship. Prior to co-founding R Street, Mr. Lehrer was vice president of the Heartland Institute. He also played a major role in founding SmarterSafer.org, a coalition of taxpayer, environmental, insurance and free-market groups dedicated to risk-based insurance rates, mitigation and environmental protection. He previously worked as speechwriter for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), manager in Unisys Corp.’s Homeland Security Practice, senior editor of The American Enterprise magazine, and as a fellow for the Heritage Foundation. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a masters from Johns Hopkins University.
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Chairman, Tiger Management, LLC

Mr. Robertson is founder of the investment firm Tiger Management Corporation, one of the earliest and most successful hedge funds in American history. He is an active philanthropist, launching the Tiger Foundation in 1990 and The Robertson Foundation in 1996. Born and raised in Salisbury, N.C., Mr. Robertson is the founder and benefactor of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program, which awards leadership scholarships affording four-year full-tuition and expenses for 36 students annually at Duke University and the University of North Carolina.
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Chairman Emeritus & Former Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Corporation

Mr. Rowe is Chairman Emeritus and former Chief Executive Officer of Exelon Corporation, the largest electric utility in the country which serves Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore. In both 2008 and 2009, Institutional Investor named Rowe the best electric utilities CEO in America. He is past chairman of the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Edison Electric Institute. He also served as co-chair of the National Commission on Energy Policy, an industry and environmental organization dealing with climate change. He is the lead independent director of the Northern Trust Company and a member of the board of directors of The Allstate Corporation and SunCoke Energy. Mr. Rowe established the Rowe Family Charitable Trust and is active involved in other civic and charitable endeavors, such as serving as chairman of the Illinois Institute of Technology, New Schools for Chicago and the Field Museum, and as president of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.
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Law Professor, Yale University; Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling, LLP

Mr. Elliot has over 30 years of experience in environmental law, administrative law and product liability and toxic torts, including have served as national coordinating counsel in litigation for several companies. He has been on Yale Law faculty since 1981. Mr. Elliot was appointed by President George H. W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate as Assistant Administrator and General Counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency. During his tenure at EPA, Mr. Elliott played a crucial role in drafting and implementing the Oil Pollution Act and the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act, including helping to draft the acid rain permit trading statute and regulations. He is the author or co-author of seven books and has published more than 70 articles in professional journals. He holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) and J.D. from Yale University.